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Lexington surpasses 10,000 total COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 09:52:27-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington reported 84 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the city's total number of cases to more than 10,000 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Lexington has seen 10,076 cases and 91 deaths since the outbreak started in March. Two of those virus-related deaths were reported Tuesday.

There have been 1,479 cases and 15 deaths in October.

The thousand-case marks were reached on the following dates:

  • 9,000: Oct. 6
  • 8,000: Sept. 22
  • 7,000: Sept. 11
  • 6,000: Sept. 2
  • 5,000: Aug. 23
  • 4,000: Aug. 10
  • 3,000: July 28
  • 2,000: July 12
  • 1,000: June 10
  • 1: March 8